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    Review: Oscar Animated and Live-Action Shorts

    Seattle critic Tim Appelo reviews the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010; Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures will release the five animated and five live-action shorts in selected theaters Friday and more on March 5. (I'll lay out my Oscar-short picks later on.)

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    Berlinale 60 Day Six: Welcome to the Rileys, Besouro, Bal, Please Give

    Our Berlin correspondent Meredith Brody finds she has to pick and choose: and live with the results.

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    What the Flick?! Online Video Talk Show Goes Live February 19

    I was as unhappy as anyone with the last iteration of At the Movies--the disastrous match-up of celeb-hugger Ben Lyons and Hollywood scion Ben Mankiewicz. But the latter, at least, had some potential as a professional cinephile, if not a serious film critic (I am blissfully happy with the current ho...

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    Esquire Profiles Roger Ebert

    Post-cancer surgery, jawless Chicago film critic Roger Ebert has found his voice: on-line. He's movingly profiled by Chris Jones in Esquire. The irony is that even though Ebert's not on Disney/ABC's At the Movies anymore, he is still the most powerful critic in America. Yes, his reviews are publishe...

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    Berlinale 60 Day Five: Greenberg, Le Cinema en Partage, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Michel Ciment

    Weary foreign correspondent Meredith Brody only saw three films and a museum exhibit in far-flung locations for her fifth Berlinale report. Simply shocking.

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    Berlinale 60 Day Four: La Bocca del Lupo, Once a Gangster, I Am Love, In the Food for Love

    In her fourth posting from the Berlin Film Festival, foreign correspondent Meredith Brody reveals her other profession: food critic.

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    Daily Read: Shutter Island Reaction, Tarantino Goes West, Smith Fights Southwest

    In case some of these stories got past you, Amy Dawes rounds up the day's industry news: While confessing to some fatigue at its length, Screen's Tim Grierson generally raves about the pulpy thrills of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, which premiered out of competition Saturday at the Berlin film f...

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    Berlinale 60 Day Three: Spur der Baren (Trace of the Bears), New York Memories, Waste Land, Howl

    Meredith Brody files Berlin Day Three:

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    Berlinale 60 Day One: Apart Together, Backless Zellweger

    Intrepid San Francisco film and food writer Meredith Brody will be filing daily reports from the Berlin International Film Festival (as will indieWIRE, which picks 20 films to watch). Here's diary number one:

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    Rick Baker is Star of Disappointing The Wolfman

    You may think that Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt star in Universal's long-delayed reboot of the classic monster tale The Wolfman. While they all deliver enjoyable performances, del Toro is hopelessly miscast as Brit noble Hopkins' returned "prodigal son," who was se...

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